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Denver Comic Con 2017: Event guide, floor map, panel schedule and all the geeky happenings

The Colorado Convention Center will get yet another year of super celebration as Denver Comic Con flies in (cape and all) for it’s sixth year of fun in the Mile High City.

This three day event, June 30-July 2, offers an experience for all with panels, kids friendly activities, celebrity meet and greets, shopping, cosplay and so much more. From a-list celebrities to hometown comic heroes, DCC is an accepting and communal experience for lovers of all ages, background, knowledge and experience to express their passions and fandoms.

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Panels are a comic con staple and a great way to learn about a variety of topics like TV shows, books, comics, celebrities, movies and tons more. Check out details and times for the major panel events — broken out by day and time — below.

There are also a few Special Events throughout the weekend, including the third annual group Unity Wedding on Sunday, promptly followed by a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for having the largest gathering of people dressed as comic characters. More details on the event process and details are available online.

SHOW FLOOR HOURS:
Friday 6/30: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 7/1: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 7/2: 10 am – 6 pm

PANELS & SCREENINGS (times, titles and locations provided below, check out the map in the slideshow above):

FRIDAY — 6/30
11:00-11:50 — Wicked Women and Those Who Love Them [Keystone City Room]
11:30-12:15 — Khary Payton [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
11:30-12:20 — The Colorado Symphony Presents: The Music of Star Wars [Gotham City Room]
11:30-12:20 — When Nerds Become the Bullies [Happy Harbor Room]
12:00-12:50 — Ask An Agent! [Keystone City Room]
12:00-12:50 — Cover Artists I – Can they Critique Themselves? [Coast City Room]
12:30-1:15 — Dee Bradley Baker: From Cowtown to Tinsel Town [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
12:30-1:20 — Shedding Light on Dark Matter and Dark Energy [Central City Room]
12:30-1:20 — NASA-The (Physics & Astronomy) Science of Futurama [Gotham City Room]
12:30-1:20 — Transforming Culture: Hasbro, Marvel and Toy Franchises [Happy Harbor Room]
1:00-1:50 — Diversity in Comics I – Are Things Really Changing? [Coast City Room]
1:00-1:50 — Twitch Your Art [Keystone City Room]
1:00-1:50 — Star Trek: Voyager’s Garrett Wang Art of the Voice II [Metropolis Room]
1:30-2:15 — Aqua Teen Hunger Force Heroes – Dana Snyder & Carey Means [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
1:30-2:20 — Star Wars and Jurassic Park in Earth Science [Central City Room]
1:30-2:20 — NASA-The Science of Star Wars [Gotham City Room]
1:30-2:20 — A Creative Life: Business and Balance [Happy Harbor Room]
2:00-2:45 — Art of the Voice (Actors) [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
2:00-2:50 — Spotlight on Ron Marz [Coast City Room]
2:00-2:50 — The Death of the Mentor [Keystone City Room]
2:30-3:15 — Dragon Ball Warriors: Chris Sabat & Sean Schemmel [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
2:30-3:20 — NASA-How to Tell Science When You See It [Gotham City Room]
2:30-3:20 — Exo-planets: Earth-sized or Earth-like? [Happy Harbor Room]
3:00-3:45 — Weird Al Yankovic [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
3:00-3:50 — Larry Hama – The Creative Process [Coast City Room]
3:00-3:50 — Military Science Fiction – An institution [Keystone City Room]
3:30-4:15 — TBD – Check the app! [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
3:30-4:20 — Always Keep (Nerd) Fighting: Fandoms as Social Movements [Central City Room]
3:30-4:20 — NASA-Exploring Pluto and Comet CG [Gotham City Room]
3:30-4:20 — Real Life X-Files: Stories of Strange Paranormal Investigations [Happy Harbor Room]
4:00-4:45 — Kevin Conroy – Man Behind the Bat-Mask [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
4:00-4:50 — So You Want to Get Into Comics? Here’s How WE Did It [Coast City Room]
4:00-4:50 — Noragami: Regalia Confessions [Keystone City Room]
4:00-4:50 — Sounds of Star Wars: Character Effects, Klaxons, and Aliens Sounds of Star Wars: Lightsabers, Ships, and Weapons [Metropolis Room]
4:30-5:20 — NASA-Comic Book Vs Science Art [Gotham City Room]
4:30-5:20 — Disney Villains: Deliciously Evil [Happy Harbor Room]
5:00-5:45 — Stranger Things – Gaten & Caleb [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
5:00-5:50 — Don’t Wait! Write Your Book Now [Keystone City Room]
5:00-5:50 — Mercedes McNab [Metropolis Room]
5:30-7:00 — Geek Jeopardy [Central City Room]
5:30-6:20 — NASA-Planet 9: Where Is It? [Gotham City Room]
5:30-6:30 — Star Wars Trivia and Game Show [Happy Harbor Room]
6:00-6:45 — Oliver & James Phelps [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
6:00-6:50 — Rah Rah, Writers! [Keystone City Room]
7:00-9:30 — Opening Ceremonies [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]**
7:00-1:00 (am) — Friday night Afterparty @ Paramount Cafe**

SATURDAY — 7/1
10:30-11:20 — The Colorado Symphony Presents: Wonder Women – Symphonic Music’s Pop Culture Heroines [Gotham City Room]
10:30-11:20 — Nerd Poetry Slam [Happy Harbor Room]
11:00-11:45 — Nathan Fillion [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
11:00-11:50 — Writing Comics vs. Novels – What’s the Difference [Coast City Room]
11:00-11:50 — Let the Wookiee Win! [Keystone City Room]
11:30-12:15 — Outlander Author Diana Gabaldon [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
11:30-12:20 — SETI: Contamination Mars! [Central City Room]
11:30-12:20 — NASA-Antarctica [Gotham City Room]
11:30-12:20 — On a Scale of One to Ten, I Think You’re Eleven [Happy Harbor Room]
12:00-12:45 — Weird Al Yankovic [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
12:00-12:50 — Cover Artists II – Can they Critique Themselves? [Coast City Room]
12:00-12:50 — Perseverance is Key – Keep Writing with the Ups and Downs [Keystone City Room]
12:00-12:50 — Agent Carter’s Enver Gjokaj [Metropolis Room]
12:30-1:15 — X-Men’s Famke Janssen [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
12:30-1:20 — NASA-Women in Science [Gotham City Room]
12:30-1:20 — Ask-A-Pony [Happy Harbor Room]
1:00-1:45 — Luke Cage and Iron Fist! Mike Colter & Finn Jones [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
1:00-1:50 — Diversity in Comics II – More We Could Be Doing? [Coast City Room]
1:00-1:50 — Genre Hopping in Your Writing [Keystone City Room]
1:00-1:50 — Art of the Voice II [Metropolis Room]
1:30-2:15 — Super-Fun Team-Up! Michael Rosebaum & Jon Heder [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
1:30-2:20 — Writing the Perfect Crime [Central City Room]
1:30-2:20 — NASA-Scientists vs. Sci-Fi Authors – Is Sci-Fi Lit Legit? [Gotham City Room]
1:30-2:20 — The Refined Tastes of Famous Internet Cats [Happy Harbor Room]
2:00-2:45 — Kate Mulgrew [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
2:00-2:50 — Marvel Then and Now [Coast City Room]
2:00-2:50 — Unsung Hero: Heroic Qualities in Non-Traditional Characters [Keystone City Room]
2:30-3:15 — Buffy’s James Marsters [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
2:30-3:20 — Outlander: Dinna Fash Yourself: What You Need To Know If You Travel Through The Stones – DPL [Central City Room]
2:30-3:20 — What’s next for NASA? [Gotham City Room]
2:30-3:20 — Best Animated Openings of All Time! [Happy Harbor Room]
3:00-3:45 — Stranger Things – Millie Bobby Brown [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
3:00-3:50 — DC Comics – Then and Now [Coast City Room]
3:00-3:50 — Teens at the Keys [Keystone City Room]
3:00-3:50 — Spotlight on Eragon’s Christopher Paolini [Metropolis Room]
3:30-4:15 — Ryan Hurst [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
3:30-4:20 — NASA-The Science of Star Trek [Gotham City Room]
3:30-4:20 — Divas, Darlings, and Die-Hards: Strong Women in Pop Culture [Happy Harbor Room]
4:00-4:45 — TBD – Check the app! [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
4:00-4:50 — From the Stadium to the Convention Hall: Being a Nerd AND a Sports Fan [Coast City Room]
4:00-4:50 — I Wish Someone Had Told Me [Keystone City Room]
4:00-4:50 — Sounds of Star Wars: Lightsabers, Ships, and Weapons [Metropolis Room]
4:30-5:15 — Felicia Day [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
4:30-5:20 — Versus! [Central City Room]
4:30-5:20 — NASA-The Weird Worlds of Saturn [Gotham City Room]
4:30-5:20 — R2-KT Charity Auction Event (6:30 end) [Happy Harbor Room]
5:00-5:45 — Billie Piper [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
5:00-5:50 — Complex Plots in Fantasy, Mystery and Suspense Thrillers [Keystone City Room]
5:30-7:00 — The Firey Particle: H.G. Wells [Central City Room]
6:00-6:45 — TBD – Check the app! [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
6:00-6:50 — Supernatural – 12 Years and the Fun Just Keep on Comin’ [Metropolis Room]
7:00-9:30 — Cosplay “Classic” Contest [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]**
9:00-1:00 (am) — Saturday Night Afterparty @ Hard Rock Cafe **

SUNDAY — 7/2
10:30-11:20 — That Time Stephen King Was A Character In His Own Book: Getting Meta with the Dark Tower [Happy Harbor Room]
11:00-11:45 — Nathan Fillion [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
11:00-11:50 — Introducing Ominous Press [Coast City Room]
11:00-11:50 — But Is It Epic Enough? [Keystone City Room]
11:30-12:15 — Wallace Shawn [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
11:30-12:20 — The Best of the Worst: Bad Movies We <3 [Happy Harbor Room]
12:00-12:45 — Buffy the Vampire Slayer Villains Unite! 20th Anniversary Celebration [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
12:00-12:50 — My Little Pony Comics [Coast City Room]
12:00-12:50 — Combat in Science Fiction and Fantasy [Keystone City Room]
12:30-1:15 — Michael Chiklis
12:30-1:20 — Singing Tesla Coil, An Electrifying Experience [Central City Room]
12:30-1:20 — How to work for NASA [Gotham City Room]
12:30-1:20 A Night at the Space Opera [Happy Harbor Room]
1:00-1:45 — Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
1:00-1:50 — Not Your Grandmother’s Webcomics [Coast City Room]
1:00-1:50 — Historical Inspiration for Game of Thrones [Keystone City Room]
1:30-2:15 — Justice League Animated – Reunion! [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events][Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
1:30-2:20 — NASA-The Hidden Figures of Mission Operations [Gotham City Room]
1:30-2:20 — Happy Anniversary! A Celebration of Cinematic Successes [Happy Harbor Room]
2:00-2:45 — Harry Potter’s James & Oliver Phelps [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
2:00-2:50 — Harley Quinn’s Resurgence in Comics [Coast City Room]
2:00-2:50 — Giving Young Women Perspective through Fiction [Keystone City Room]
2:00-2:50 — Felicia Day [Metropolis Room]
2:30-3:15 — Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder [Night Lynx Stage @ Main Events]
2:30-3:20 — NASA-Life and Living in Space [Gotham City Room]
2:30-3:20 — Feeling Super: The Misrepresentation of Mental Health in Pop Culture [Happy Harbor Room]
3:00-3:45 — Guinness World Record – Come as any Comic Character! [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]
3:00-3:50 — Urban Science Fiction [Keystone City Room]
3:30-4:20 — NASA-Tips for Observing the Great American Eclipse [Gotham City Room]
3:30-4:20 — Second Childhood – Why Adults Like Cartoons [Happy Harbor Room]
4:00-4:45 — Unity Wedding Ceremony @ 4:30 [Captain Colorado Stage @ Main Events]**
4:00-4:50 — Taming the Novel Series [Keystone City Room]
4:30-5:20 — Fans Give Back: Fandoms as Social Activism [Happy Harbor Room]
5:00-5:50 — A Whole New World – Or Is It? It’s All In the Details [Keystone City Room]**

** = Special Events

For attendees looking to extend the fun after con hours, Elitch Gardens will also be hosting a Nighttime Fun at Elitch’s from June 29-July 2 and DCC ticket holders can save up to 30 percent off regular park admission.

A printable version of the Event Guide is available online and guides will be available at the event. Please note, all times, dates and locations are subject to change. Be sure to download the official DCC app to stay informed and updated and even build out or personal schedule (iPhone // Android). Full descriptions of events and panels will also be available online and on the app.